Go backwards in Cornwall at The Llawnroc Hotel

Picturesque harbours, calling seagulls, locally caught fish, television-famous pasties and a check list of world-famous sights you still haven’t visited – isn’t it time you caught up with Cornwall? Joanna Biddolph eats her way round as much of it as she can in two days and nights, staying at the luxurious but backwardly spelled Llawnroc Hotel in Gorran Haven. 

Danesfield House, Marlow

At Danesfield boxes are ticked, effortlessly. Plaudits firstly for service – which was exemplary. At the main door I had one of the warmest and most sincere welcomes I think I’ve ever received (bar the day I offered to look after all three of my friend’s psychotic kids for the night) and this formal but friendly vibe weaved its cheery path pretty much throughout the entire building

Christmas at Harrod’s

With this range of goodies you’re bound to give any foodie friend the gift of the season or even better, you could create your own Harrod’s Hamper, full of goodies from London’s iconic store, with all the cache that comes with that green and gold bag but without the humongous price tag.